AboutEmma Grace Frost, an urbane, mutant telepath with a well-noted dry wit initially known as the White Queen (complete with revealing white attire for which she is known), Frost has changed from one of the X-Men's most dangerous foes to one of its most central members.
Real Name: Emma Grace Frost
Current Alias: White Queen
Aliases: Perfection, Black Queen, Diamondheart.
Relatives: Winston Frost (father), Hazel Frost (mother),
Christian Frost (brother), Adrienne Frost (White Queen II, sister, deceased), Cordelia Frost (sister), Steven (brother-in-law, deceased), Jocasta (cousin). Stepford Cuckoos (clone daughters
Affiliation: X-Men, Dark X-Men (formerly), The Cabal, Frost International, 198, Hellions Squad (teacher), Generation X (teacher), Hellions (founder and teacher), Hellfire Club.
Base Of Operations: Utopia, San Francisco Bay, California (formerly), Graymalkin Industries, Marin Highlands, San Francisco, Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York, Genosha, Massachusetts Academy, Snow Valley, Massachusetts, Hellfire Club, Manhattan, Essex Clinic.
Identity: Public Identity
Marital Status: In a relationship with Cyclops.
Occupation: Adventurer, teacher, licensed sex therapist, Co-Headmistress of Xavier Institute (formerly), Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive of Frost International, Chairman of the Board of Trustees & headmistress of Massachusetts Academy, Multi-Millionaire, Heiress, exotic dancer
Education: Presumably MA in psychotherapy, with a concentration in sexology, BS in Business Administration
Weight: 144 lbs (65kg), 436 lbs (diamond form)
Hair: Brown, Dyed Platinum Blonde
Unusual Features: In her transformed state, all of Frost's bodily tissues become a flexible, diamond-like substance.
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Created by: Chris Claremont, John Byrne
First appearance: X-Men #129 (January, 1980)
Last appearance: Is yet to happen.
Powers and abilities
Emma Frost is a mutant psion of enormous telepathic ability, and is also capable of transforming into an organic diamond state with enhanced strength and durability which suppresses her telepathy.
Since her introduction, Emma Frost's primary mutant power has been telepathy. She is capable of extraordinary psionic feats, including the telepathic standards of: broadcasting and receiving thoughts, mind-control, altering perceptions and memories, psychic shielding, astral projection, mind switching, brain engram modification, mental sedation, and induction of mental pain via touch. She is also able to boost or activate a mutant's powers through access of their brain's neurological pathways, and can communicate across global distances unaided. The exact level of her telepathic power has varied depending on writers and has ranged from weaker than other prominent telepaths to rivaling the abilities of Charles Xavier himself. She has also been referred to as a "psi of the highest order," been ranked among the five most skilled telepaths on the planet, and has demonstrated the ability to overcome more powerful telepaths, such as Nate Grey, or Rachel Summers, through greater experience and skill. Later, under the writing of Matt Fraction, Emma was classified as an "omega-level" telepath, the highest ranking for mutants, defined as having "unlimited potential."
At the moment of the destruction of Genosha, Frost manifested a secondary mutation giving her the ability to transform her body into organic diamond. In this form, Frost is translucent and retains mobility while being nigh invulnerable and able to support incredible amounts of weight, though different writers have shown varying accounts of her strength. Her diamond form was at least strong enough for her to tear out of bonds and, in a single punch, send Lady Mastermind soaring across a room and straight through a wall.
Emma's diamond body is virtually tireless as she does not produce fatigue poisons and has no need for water nor food. She is also numbed from emotion, pain and empathy, impervious to cold and resistant to heat in this form. Despite this high level of invulnerability, her diamond form has a single molecular flaw, which if exploited —such as being shot with a diamond bullet— can cause her body to shatter. Though the exact location of the flaw in her diamond body has not been stated outright, clues point to it being located in between her eyes.
Frost's full range of abilities between her diamond state and regular form have been inconsistent; however, later occurrences depict that Frost cannot access her psychic powers in diamond form, explained by different writers as either a distinct genetic flaw or suppression by her diamond form's adamantine luster. Depictions have also stated that Emma has a degree of telepathic immunity while in diamond form, though the extent of this immunity has been portrayed inconsistently as well, ranging from total shielding from psychic invasion to vulnerability to psychic attack. Her diamond form is also stated to emit low-level ultraviolet light, causing it to glow in darkness.
Innate traits and expertise
Frost has a gifted intellect with college degrees in multiple fields, including a Bachelors of Science in Education with a minor in Business Administration from the prominent Marvel Universe's Empire State University. A superb businesswoman, Emma Frost for many years was founder and CEO of Frost Enterprises, a major multinational conglomerate headquartered in New York City that rivaled Stark Enterprises and Worthington Industries and specialized in shipping, aerospace engineering and new technology R&D.
Frost is also a highly capable planner, an electronics expert, and can invent machines that grant various psionic abilities, such as "Multivac", a mutant locater capable of monitoring the psionic levels of mutants; the "Hallucinator" used to induce hypnotic hallucinations to brainwash others; the gun-like device that enabled her to exchange minds and powers with Storm; and the Mindtap mechanism which enhanced and enabled her Hellfire cohort Mastermind to project his illusions directly into the mind of the Phoenix.
On occasion, it has been hinted that Frost is also a latent telekinetic. Jean Grey's displaced psyche was able to use Frost's brain to generate a telekinetic force field and fly, while it inhabited the White Queen's body. During the Onslaught Saga, Frost unwittingly levitated several kitchen utensils while having a bad dream. When the mutant Synch "synched" with Frost's powers, he was able to use them to levitate several objects and individuals in the room. This phenomenon is then referred to as telekinesis and credited to Frost's psi powers.